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D-Day Dice (2012)

Average Rating: 6.92/10
Board Game Rank: 638
War Game Rank: 235
Thematic Rank: 140
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2012
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 1 players
Recommended with 1–4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Normandy, June 6th, 1944 – as you land on the well-defended beaches, a German machine gun nest is killing your comrades like flies. You must do something!

In D-Day Dice, players are Allied soldiers trying to organize improvised units for an attack against the machine gun nest. Each player starts the game with a unit of a few soldiers and nothing else. As the game progresses, he will collect resources and advance on the beach, sector by sector, as his unit grows stronger and deadlier. He will succeed...or die trying.

D-Day Dice is a multiplayer co-op game, where all players play their turn simultaneously and must help each other in order to stay alive. It also includes solitaire optional rules. Although built around dice rolling, this game is about resource management (soldiers, specialists, items and courage) and knowing when to move your unit. Resources are kept from turn to turn, so the players can plan ahead.

Note: This listing is for the commercial version of D-Day Dice. To download and play the game now, go to D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version.

Expanded by 3 marketed expansions:

D-Day Dice: Operation Neptune
D-Day Dice: Atlantikwall
D-Day Dice: Normandy

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The rules are here: D-DAY DICE (COMMERCIAL) RULES

Box content:

  • 4 sets of 6 engraved "resource dice" (2 Red, 2 White, 2 Blue)
  • 4 special "Unit marker" dice (player tokens that double as turn markers)
  • 4 regular d6 (for Machine-Gun Fire and Landmines)
  • 4 Resource cards (with dials for each of the 4 resources)
  • 4 player aids
  • 52 Regular Specialist cards (4 sets of 13, in each color)
  • 11 Unique Specialist cards
  • 10 Regular Item cards
  • 18 Special Item cards
  • 6 Vehicle cards
  • 12 Award cards
  • 8 Battle Maps (printed on 4 double-sided boards)
  • 1 Rulebook

Kickstarter Exclusive:

Kickstarter Item:

  • Set of 5 Dice Pouches with logo

Kickstarter Bonuses:

You can play the Free Trial Version of D-Day Dice on VASSAL by CLICKING HERE (thanks to Eric Herman)

Microbadge:
mb - D-Day Dice fan (Courage)
mb - D-Day Dice fan
mb - D-Day Dice fan

Design Competitions:
2010 Concours International de Créateurs de Jeux de Société (France), Finalist (for "Les Dés du Débarquement")
2010 Canadian Game Design Contest, Finalist

Other Awards:
2010 BGG Golden Geek Nominee (Free Trial Version)

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Publisher: Valley Games, Inc.
Artist: Mark Poole
Year: 2012
Product Code: VLY-403
Size: 10.00 x 7.90 x 2.80 inches
2.40 pounds
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Release Date: Jul 2012
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Publisher: Valley Games, Inc.
Artist: Mark Poole
Year: 2012
Product Code: VLY-4030
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2 VP Calculator
Victory Points calculator for D-day Dice (made in .xlsx) NOTE: I suggest combining it with Scoring Sheet (also in .xlsx - mady by IVAN2k5) where you can store calculated results.
English
2015-09-03
10 Playermats - Allies & Axis
Two playermats designed to aid allied players and also the german player. These mats are very helpful especially for tracking resources (but also as a reference sheet). In my opinion these mats work better that original counters combined with reference sheet. To use playermats you should equip in 9 pawns for one mat(4 for resources + 4 additional for tracking bigger numbers, 1 for turn sequence) NOTE: These playermats are based on fenolin version uploaded earlier (but it was made only for allies).
English
2015-09-02
4 Control de puntos
Espero que con esta hoja os ayude a llevar mejor el control de unidades y demás. Con los contadores del juego siempre me quedaban dudas si habia computado todo correctamente.
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2015-03-16
4 D-Day Dice - Regras em Português
D-Day Dice - Regras em Português por Cesar Cusin
Portuguese
2014-09-24
4 D-Day Dice ITA Rules + Cards
Traduzione amatoriale in italiano del regolamento, delle carte e delle FAQ. Italian translation of the rulebook, cards and FAQ.
Italian
2014-03-17
7 Specialist/Item Map Legends
Legend for quick reference to cards used for the specific maps.
English
2014-01-05
19 Polski zbiór zasad
Instrukcja plus Dodatki
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2013-11-29
9 D-Day Dice Scoring Sheet
Spreadsheet for D-day Dice. Calculates accuracy for each map and total accuracy in game, shows average and max scoring.
2013-10-02
9 D-DAY DICE SIMPLE MISSIONS LOG
Eliminates the need for card counters and paper memorial sign remains :)
English
2013-08-09
9 Phase Four Brain Tickler
This is a "Brain Tickler" to help you through Phase 4 (Move & Advance) without forgetting anything. Have you ever advanced your unit only to realize a short while later that you forgot to take advantage of your 'Beachmaster'? Or have you ever simply forgotten to pay the Courage Cost after you advance? Or maybe you don’t remember whether you did or not? Perhaps you're in a groove with everything going your way... you advance, take care of business, then transition to Phase 1 to suddenly realize how you overlooked the crossed-out specialist tucked-away in your sector... the same one you still have in your hand and just used to help you make it this far. Hate it when that happens! If this sounds familiar, then this handy player's aid is for you! Or if you're simply getting old like...
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Board Game Rank: 638
War Game Rank: 235
Thematic Rank: 140
Num Ratings: 2729
Average Rating: 6.92
Standard Deviation: 1.31
Num Views: 401636
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Personal Comments: 844
Users Owning: 4442
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